Emilia Sáiz is Secretary General for United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Co-Chair of the Gender Programme of Cities Alliance. She also facilitates the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III and inputs of the constituency to the UN process.
Prior to her work with UCLG, she worked with the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA). She has lead programmes dedicated to institutional capacity building, women empowerment and decentralized cooperation.
Emilia studied European Studies and Law specializing in international law with a Master’s degree in local governance in the information society.